January 21, 2010

Mission Statement

The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is to promote, adopt, and maintain reasonable and enforceable standards that will ensure a safe and healthful workplace for California workers.

Public meeting/public hearing/business meeting of the
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

If you have questions regarding any of the following agenda items, please contact
Chris Witte at (916) 274-5721

January 21, 2010
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101
10:00 a.m.

  1. Call to order and introductions

  2. Public meeting (open for public comment)

    1. This portion of the public meeting is open to any interested person to propose new or revised standards to the Board or to make any comment concerning occupational safety and health (Labor Code Section 142.2).

      This portion of the meeting is also open to any person who wishes to address the Board on any item on today's Business Meeting Agenda (Government Code Section 11125.7)

      Any individual or group planning to make a presentation during the Public Meeting is requested to contact Chris Witte, Executive Secretary, or Marley Hart, Executive Officer, at (916) 274-5721 in advance of the meeting so that any logistical concerns can be addressed.

    2. Adjournment of the public meeting

  3. Public hearing (open for public comment)

    1. Explanation of procedures

    2. Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

      1. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 59
        Section 4301
        Spreaders for Self-Feed Circular Ripsaws

    3. Adjournment of the Public Hearing

  4. Business meeting

    The purpose of the business meeting is for the board to conduct its monthly business.

    1. Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

      1. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 154
        Sections 6070, 6074, 6075, 6080, 6085, 6087, 6089, 6090, 6100, 6115, and 6120, and Appendices A and B
        Pressurized Worksite Operations
        (Heard at the July 16, 2009, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption

      1. Mike Coghlan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
        Sabre Towers and Poles
        Petition File No 510

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, Telecommunications Safety Orders, Section 8608, regarding telecommunication tower ladders for consistency with Federal OSHA Standards.

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Other

      1. Termination of Rulemaking: Diesel Engine Safety Device

      2. Legislative Update

      3. Executive Officer's Report

        1. 2009 Year in Review

        2. 2010 Rulemaking Calendar

        3. Calendar of Activities

      4. Future Agenda Items

        Next meeting:

        February 18, 2010
        Harris State Building
        1515 Clay Street, Auditorium
        Oakland, California 94612
        10:00 a.m.

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Accommodations include, but are not limited to, an Assistive Listening System (ALS), a Computer-Aided Transcription System or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), a sign-language interpreter, documents in Braille, large print or on computer disk, and audio cassette recording. Accommodation requests should be made as soon as possible. Requests for an ALS or CART should be made no later than five (5) days before the hearing.